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Is it an STD?

Had a one night stand a couple of weeks ago, used a condom. Now have a mildly itchy spot near my genitals that isn't going away. Do I worry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2016 - 10 answers

Primary doctor flat out refused to send me for STD tests, please advise.

I'm a 34 year old male, I have had moderately risky sex in the past and the last time I got tested for anything was back in 2005. I have a new partner who's concerned and would like me to get a full STD panel. [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Oct 8, 2015 - 32 answers

Should I tell my partner I think I may have herpes before I get tested?

Yesterday after masturbating my penis was unusually irritated. When I looked at it under a good light, I saw several small bumps on the head that look sort of like the pictures of herpes one finds through a Google image search (if smaller and milder). I have an appointment to get tested on Tuesday. In the meantime, do I just keep my lips and pants zipped with my partner, or should I bring it up? (Bonus question: is there some other thing that this might be, given that it only became apparent after the masturbation?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2015 - 21 answers

Possible asymptomatic herpes and HPV--should I disclose?

Dude, here. 1) My ex-girlfriend of on-and-off three years had periodic oral herpes outbreaks. I've never had an outbreak. Want to kiss new girl. Do I disclose so she can make an informed decision? 2) Two ex-girlfriends in distant past had abnormal pap smears. Do I disclose? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 8, 2014 - 25 answers

Non-STD causes for unusual vaginal discharge? (TMI warning).

A few days ago, I noticed an odd odor coming from my vaginal discharge in the morning. Today, it was a greenish color (kind of like snot). Dr. Google seems to think that the only explanations are STI related. I am in a long-term monogamous relationship, and there has been no infidelity to my knowledge. I will of course seek professional medical advice, but am currently traveling alone in a remote area and will not be able to call my GYN for a week. Are there any innocent explanations, or am I looking at some heartbreak in the days to come?
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

I have herpes. I want to have casual sex. How can I make this work?

I find myself at a time in my life when I would really like to have lots of casual sex. However, I have genital herpes. I know I need to disclose this to potential partners, and I know how to do that. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to improve my ability to find potential partners who will not turn me down on the basis of my STD status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Can you get an STD from making out with someone?

I've been out of the dating arena for a long time (years), and I'm just now starting to go on dates and stuff. So far nothing has happened, but it's starting to get to the point where it might. If I make out with a girl, could I get an STD? I'm not sure whether it's "very possible," "unlikely, but not impossible," or what. Most of the safer sex info is kind of vague, which I find even more alarming.
posted by trevor_case on Apr 24, 2013 - 22 answers

Months ago, boyfriend told me he has herpes. It still bothers me. What now?

On herpes and forgiveness. Nine months into our relationship, my boyfriend told me that he has HSV-2. That was almost a year ago. It still bothers me. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 47 answers

Need advice on second-chance relationship that is failing miserably.

I gave a guy a second chance, but found out later that he had been extremely shady with me the first time around (details inside). I don't know how to get over it. Should I leave the past in the past and focus on us growing together or should I chalk it up to bad judgement/being too trusting on my part and leave the relationship? The explanation is pretty long. Thanks for taking the time to read. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by spooky car on Sep 26, 2012 - 35 answers

The hazards of HPV

Dating and STD question. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 - 18 answers

So what might cause tongue lumps?

What besides HPV could cause these bumps on my tongue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Next steps after mugging and unwelcome kiss?

So I was just more or less forcibly kissed by a street thief. Not sure if I was just assaulted, or the hapless victim of a charming rogue. Are there steps I should take about, eg, STDs (HIV rate here is pushing 35%)? Any other street safety steps you can recommend? Better travel insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Freaking out about possibly contracting herpes. Not so appetizing details inside.

Could I have herpes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 - 13 answers

HPV risks?

What should I do about my potentially having HPV? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 5, 2010 - 15 answers

HPV still contagious?

Help me understand this specific HPV situation regarding an intimate female friend. (I'm a guy.) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Does be asked to come to the clinic for STD test results mean doom?

My automated online and phone results to my STD tests both said negative, but I just got a call asking me to come in to the clinic for my results. Should I be freaking out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

No glove...awww, sad, no love...

Can you hook a gal up? I'm looking for recommendations for a good latex-free, powder-free disposable exam glove for safe and very tactile sex. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Aug 13, 2009 - 13 answers

An old-fashioned girl

The last time I was single and dating, Ronald Reagan was president. Have recommended (and practical) safe sex practices changed in the last 25 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 33 answers


I have some questions about Chlamydia and its extended effects... is anyone a doctor or nurse or medical professional [or just plain knows] who can give me some general information? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2009 - 17 answers

I have been exposed to herpes 2, info please?

Herpes. I have just found out today that a very good friend of mine just found out that he has HSV-2 (genital herpes). He has never exhibited any symptoms, apparently he is what's called an asymptomatic carrier. He found out about a month ago because his new girlfriend had an outbreak (apparently she is not an asymptomatic carrier). He did some digging and figured out he probably contracted it sometime in 2006. Unfortunately, said friend and I slept together on a drunken night (when both of us were single) in spring 2007. We did not use a condom [more inside]
posted by Waterbear on Dec 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Prob NSFW: What are the most tactful/smooth ways to ask if a new casual sex partner has an STD?

Proabably NSFW: What are the most tactful/smooth ways to ask if a new casual sex partner has an STD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Ex-files: the sexual history?

Ex files: how much sexual history should you disclose? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2007 - 24 answers

Bisexuality and the law?

Calling all legal experts. Is it a potential lawsuit when a bisexual male does not disclose the fact he's active bisexual while he's actively involved with a heterosexual female?
posted by GoodJob! on Nov 11, 2007 - 77 answers

Spotted dick. Its not just a pudding anymore.

Post coital broken penis capillaries? Oh joy! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 8 answers

How should I protect myself?

Are condoms plus sexual history adequate protection for a new partner? Or should we both be tested before intercourse, regardless of condom use? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jul 4, 2007 - 21 answers

How to pop the testing question without killing the mood?

My basic question is how to do the “let’s get tested for STDs” talk/request without turning off the other person. General responses are great, and if you have the patience to read about my experience inside, specific advice and suggestions would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2007 - 43 answers

Where to get STD testing

Where should I go for STD testing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Gonorrhea -- Now What?

So I think I went out and got myself a case of gonorrhea. (Just what I always wanted!) What are my treatment options for getting this taken care of ASAP? I understand that it can generally be handled with a course of antibiotics... but how can I best go about getting them? I don't have a regular doctor right now -- I've just made an appointment with a new doctor for the end of the month, but I'd prefer to get on top of this before then (since leaving it unattended for more than two weeks seems like a bad idea). I'm a gay guy in NYC, so advice specific to that milieu would be superb, but in the name of creating a valuable reference thread I'd be interested to see information aimed at less specific contexts as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2006 - 15 answers

Will I soon be seeping?

How long does it take for STD symptoms to appear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Minor consent law (age?) for STD treatment in Oregon?

Minor consent law (age?) for STD treatment in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Aug 9, 2004 - 8 answers

Is dental dam usage common?

Are dental dams commonly used in the dating scene?
posted by spork on Mar 31, 2004 - 8 answers

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